You seriously underestimate the greed of American corporations. One has only to look at the list of companies involved with Saddam Hussein and Oil for Food. Have you read your own post about total war? Have you seen pictures of post war Tokyo or Nagasaki or Hiroshima or even Berlin or London? That is the face of total war. It is not clean or antiseptic. Tens of millions die in total war. Iran only has 70 million.
UN: At least 1,332 Iraqis killed by violence in July (AP)
from the article: U.S. warns Iran: Meet nuclear obligations or face 'next step'